2016年度マスターオブワイン試験問題

ワイン業界のMBAと言われる「マスターオブワイン」の試験が先週行われました。
今年は何名のマスターオブワインが誕生するのでしょうか。その問題の一部です。
さて皆様、チャレンジしてみましょう!?

The wines:

  1. Château Brown. 2013. Pessac Léognan, Bordeaux, France (13.5%)
  2. Châteauneuf du Pape, Domaine Vieux Telegraph Blanc. 2014. Rhône Valley, France (13.5%)
  3. Chardonnay, Clos du Bois. 2014. California, USA (13.5%)
  4. Chardonnay, Kistler McCrea Vineyard. 2013. Sonoma Mountain, California, USA (14.1%)
  5. Clos Windsbuhl Pinot Gris, Domaine Zind Humbrecht. 2013. Alsace, France (14.5%)
  6. Pinot Gris, Ponzi. 2014. Willamette Valley, Oregon, USA. (13.1%)
  7. Acodo White Rioja, Basilio Izquierdo. 2010. Rioja, Spain (13.5%)
  8. Albariño, Bodegas de Fefinanes. 2014. Rías Baixas, Spain (12.5%)
  9. Crios de Susana Balbo Torrontés, Dominio del Plata. 2015. Argentina (13.9%)
  10. Gewürztraminer, Waimea. 2014. Nelson, New Zealand (13.5%)
  11. Vouvray, Domaine Marc Brédif. 2013. Loire Valley, France (12.5%)
  12. Riesling, Ried Schütt, Dürnsteiner, Emmerich Knoll. 2012. Wachau, Austria (13.5%)

The questions:

QUESTION 1

Wines 1 and 2 are from the same country. They are both blends. For each wine:

  1. a) Identify the region of origin as closely as possible, comment with reference to the grape varieties used. (2×10 marks)
  2. b) Comment on quality within the context of the region of origin. (2×10 marks)
  3. c) Discuss the key winemaking techniques used to arrive at this style. (2×5 marks)

QUESTION 2

Wines 3 and 4 are from the same country and the same grape variety.

With reference to both wines:

  1. a) Identify the grape variety and origin(s) as closely as possible. (16 marks)
  2. b) Discuss winemaking with particular reference to maturation post fermentation. (14 marks)
  3. c) Comment on quality within the context of the region of origin. (20 marks)

QUESTION 3

Wines 5 and 6 are made from the same grape variety.

With reference to both wines:

  1. a) Identify the grape variety. (20 marks)

For each wine:

  1. b) Identify the region of origin as closely as possible. (2×8 marks)
  2. c) Discuss style and commercial appeal. (2×7 marks)

QUESTION 4

Wines 7 and 8 come from the same country.

For each wine:

  1. a) Identify the origin as closely as possible. (2×10 marks)
  2. b) Comment on the winemaking. (2×8 marks)
  3. c) Discuss style and quality. (2×7 marks)

QUESTION 5

Wines 9-12 are from four different countries and are made from four different grape varieties.

For each wine:

  1. a) Identify the grape variety. (4×8 marks)
  2. b) Identify the origin as closely as possible. (4×7 marks)
  3. c) Comment on quality and state of maturity. (4×10 marks)